Duffy: Mercy

Duffy’s song is my dancefloor ear candy of the year.

Yeah Yeah Yeah

I love you
but I gotta stay true
My morals got me on my knees
I’m begging please stop playing games

I don’t know what this is
But you got me good
Just like you knew you would

I don’t know what you do
But you do it well
I’m under your spell

Chorus
You got me begging you for mercy
Why won’t you release me
You got me begging you for mercy
Why won’t you release me
I said release me

Now you think that I
Will be something on the side
But you got to understand
That I need a man
Who can take my hand, yes I do

I don’t know what this is
But you got me good
Just like you knew you would

I don’t know what you do
But you do it well
I’m under your spell

You got me begging you for mercy
Why won’t you release me
You got me begging you for mercy
Why won’t you release me
I said you’d better release yeah yeah yeah

stay true – (jemandem) treu bleiben
you do it well – du machst es gut
under your spell – in deinem Bann/ von dir verhext
you got me good – du hast mich voll erwischt
beg for mercy – um Mitleid betteln/flehen
to have something/ a bit on the side – fremdgehen
why won’t you – warum willst du nicht
release me – befreie mich
you’d better (you had better) – es wäre besser wenn du/ du solltest

She doesn’t just excel at the Phil Specter Wall of Sound stuff. Listen to this spare version of Rockferry:

She’ll be in Germany for only two days: 9 June Cologne/Palladium & 10 June Berlin/Postbahnhof.
http://www.iamduffy.com

englischlernen mit liedern :-) learning english with songs

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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